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Health and wellbeing

Why your child’s friends may not always be good for them – and how to help

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It can be difficult to stand against this peer pressure. The Dove Self Esteem Project’s Uniquely Me Parent Guide has lots of ideas, which you can download for free, for how to help your child not feel bullied by other people’s ideas about how they should look.

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Games, apps and tech

Screen time and young children: finding a balance

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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Education and the future

Helping your child make choices for their future post-16

Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child 

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Games, apps and tech

Apex Legends: a parent's guide

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Apex Legends is the latest gaming craze on-track to overtake Fortnite as the most popular ‘battle royale’ game. Although its concept and gameplay are similar to Fortnite, there are some key differences you may want to consider before letting your child play it. 

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child to manage anxiety

Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, offers advice on how to help your child understand anxious feelings.

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Games, apps and tech

Does your child have the skills to combat cybercrime?

Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way

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Relationships and sex

Talking about sex and relationships

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Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid being embarrassed talking about the birds and the bees with your child

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Education and the future

The GCSE grading system explained

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A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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Relationships and sex

When to talk to your child about puberty (or will school take care of it)?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

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Safety and settings

What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know

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Education and the future

Helping your child cope with exam stress

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Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

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Education and the future

Preparing your child for secondary school

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

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